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1944 - England V1 rockets / Doodlebugs
1944 : Germany launches 10 of its new V1 rockets doodlebugs which were pilot less, jet-propelled planes capable of unleashing a ton of cruise missile explosives against Britain. Over time the Germans increased the number of doodlebugs to nearly 100 per day which fell over London.
1925 - U.S.A. Gangster Battle
: A running gunfight between Police and Gangsters in Chicago left 3 dead and others injured today , the battles between law enforcement and gangsters in Chicago who are linked to beer running continues on a daily basis with different gangs fighting between themselves for controlling areas of the city.
1927 - U.S.A. Charles Lindbergh
1927 : Just 3 weeks ago on May 21st
Charles Lindbergh in his aircraft completed the epic journey from New York to Paris and became a hero to the American people with his aircraft "The Spirit of St Louis" , in New York today millions of ordinary people came on to the streets to honor their hero in this monster parade which stopped the cities business.
1933 - U.S.A. Great Depression Home Owners Refinancing Act
1933 : This was one of the worst years of the Great Depression in the 1930s
and homeowners got some relief as Congress gave the nod to the Home Owners Refinancing Act as part of the larger NEW DEAL initiative to get America moving again from President Franklin Roosevelt. The act provided mortgage assistance to homeowners or would-be homeowners by providing them money or refinancing existing mortgages, over the next few years the "Home Owners' Loan Corporation" had refinanced nearly 1 in 5 urban homes in the country. What is often forgotten is most mortgages back then were for much shorter duration often from 10 to 15 years term. ( What the "Home Owners Loan Corporation" did was to offer longer period 20 to 25 years typically which made the payments much lower).
1953 - U.S.A. Heatwave
1953 : A Heatwave has been affecting many states with unofficial temperatures recorded in Pittsburgh of 112 degrees and an overall temperature across many states of 100 degrees plus, The Heatwave is forecast to end in the next few days with severe storms predicted as the cool air from the Rockies hits the hot air.
1963 - UK Profumo Scandal
1963 : As the rumblings continue over the Profumo Scandal Harold Macmillan is under increasing pressure with at least 4 members of his cabinet considering resignation. One of the key members who is openly talking to the press about resigning due to Macmillan's handling of the Profumo Affair is Enoch Powell the current Health Minister (Profumo was the War Minister in Macmillan's Government) and is believed to have provided secrets to the Russians during his affair.
1966 - U.S.A. Miranda Rights
1966 : Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, "that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police". Following The Supreme Court Miranda decision, the nation's police departments are required to inform arrested persons of their rights under the ruling, termed a Miranda warning.
1967 - Soviet Union 6 Day War
1967 : The Soviet Union has demanded the United Nations Security Council for an immediate vote on a resolution condemning Israel's aggression in the six-day war and demanding the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Arab territories.
1971 - U.S.A. Pentagon Papers
1971 : The New York Times begins to publish sections of the Pentagon Papers , a top-secret Department of Defense study of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. The papers indicated that the American government had been lying to the people for years about the Vietnam War and the papers damaged the credibility of America's Cold War foreign policy.
1972 - U.S.A. Hurricane Agnes
1972 : Hurricane Agnes was the first major storm of the 1972
hurricane season and it quickly raced across the Caribbean toward Cuba. Apalachicola, Florida, took the brunt of Agnes as it hit the coastline and suffered about $10 million in damages.
1986 - South Africa Bishop Desmond Tutu
1986 : Following the civil unrest in South Africa Bishop Desmond Tutu , winner of the 1984
Nobel Prize for Peace, meets with South African President P.W. Botha to discuss the nationwide state of emergency declared by Botha.
1991 - Russia Boris Yeltsin
1991 : Boris Yeltsin wins first Russian elections for Russia's first popularly-elected president. The vote inflicts a heavy defeat on the ruling Communist Party which has ruled since the revolution in 1917.
2002 - U.S.A. Colorado Fires
2002 : After nearly 1 week forest fires which began in Pike National Forest on Saturday in Colorado have destroyed nearly 100,000 acres of land are coming under control by the 2,800 firefighters fighting the fires but some homes are still in danger near the main city of Denver.
2005 - Japan War of the Worlds
2005 : The latest movie from Director Steven Spielberg "War of the Worlds" starring Tom Cruise has it's world premier in Tokyo, Japan. The film is schedualed for release in the US on June 29th
and in the UK on 1 July.
2005 - Michael Jackson Trial Concludes
2005 : Popular music megastar, Michael Jackson, was found not guilty on all charges after being accused of child molestation and undergoing a very public four month long trial in California. The allegations surrounded the pop singer and a thirteen year old boy named Gavin Arvizo, in which Arvizo accused Jackson of serving him alcohol and molesting him. Jackson continually denied all charges.
2006 - U.S.A. Colorado Oil Shale Reserves
2006 : The US Energy department has released a report that the State Of Colorado is sitting on about a trillion barrels worth of oil in the form of Oil shale reserves in the Green River basin, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, about 70% of this resource is located on federally owned or managed land, nearly as much as the rest of the world's conventional oil reserves added together. The problem with Oil Shale Reserves is the cost of extraction and the Environmental Considerations due to the process required to turn Oil Shale into Oil. As the price of oil continues to increase the viability of extracting oil from oil shale increases but Royal Dutch/Shell has been conducting field research in Colorado's Rio Blanco County for 10 years.
2008 - Worldwide Inflation Rate
2008 : The US Energy department has released a report that the State Of Colorado is sitting on about a trillion barrels worth of oil in the form of Oil shale reserves in the Green River basin, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, about 70% of this resource is located on federally owned or managed land, nearly as much as the rest of the world's conventional oil reserves added together. The problem with Oil Shale Reserves is the cost of extraction and the Environmental Considerations due to the process required to turn Oil Shale into Oil. As the price of oil continues to increase the viability of extracting oil from oil shale increases but Royal Dutch/Shell has been conducting field research in Colorado's Rio Blanco County for 10 years.
2008 - United States Television Journalist Dies
2008 : Fifty-eight year old, Tim Russert, of Meet the Press fame, died suddenly of a heart attack. The popular US journalist had become famous for conducting probing interviews with presidents and those aspiring to be president, as well as addressing political news on a weekly basis with Meet the Press.
2009 - Iran Ahmadinejad Wins Re-election
2009 : Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won his re-election with 62.6% of the vote in his favor. The opposition's supporters questioned the results and suspected corruption. Many opposition supporters also clashed with police after the results were announced, despite a ban on all protests.
2012 - Wildfires Continue in Colorado and New Mexico
2012 : Hundreds of firefighters from several states joined together to combat two of the largest wildfires recorded in Colorado and New Mexico. Best efforts were being made to contain the blaze that had consumed over 275,000 acres since May.
2013 - United States DNA Cannot Be Patented
2013 : The US Supreme Court has ruled the human DNA cannot be patented in a unanimous decision. The ruling also stated that artificially copied genes could be claimed as intellectual property. The ruling came after a firm in Utah patented two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer.
Born This Day In History 13th June
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June 13th, 1918, Pyrhne, Germany (now in Poland)
Died: October 5th
, 1944, Paderborn, Germany
Known For :
Helmut Lent was a BF110 pilot the the Second World War, who was part of the German response to R.A.F. bombing raids. His first kills were over the island of Wangerooge on the German North Sea coast, and he went on to be one of the Luftwaffe's best night pilots. He had claimed to have poor night vision as a means of returning to day sorties, and ended with 110 kills (which is the Luftwaffe's second highest score). He died when his BF110 hit an electrical pylon when he was landing at Paderborn. One of his kills was unconfirmed, and only 103 are listed as night-time victories. He was appointed Oberstleutnant in March 1943
. Lent is on the left of the above photograph.